The Ivy Cardiff

4.6
6177 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
The restaurant is situated across two floors with a large bar prominent on both floors, and beautiful private dining room on the first floor.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Will definitely be coming back.

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Julie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab catch up with a colleague. Great food and great service. Didn’t get the waitress’s name (she had face piecing) but she was amazing 🥰

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early and you accommodated us. The restaurant was very busy with a great atmosphere. Our server was under pressure with all the tables he had to cover at the same time but carried it off very well. Thank you. We will definitely return as we had a great time.

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millien
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Not happy, Booked it for my boyfriends birthday for food. Was expecting to be at a table, and got sat by the bar.. really disappointing, we went without food then cause the rest of Cardiff was fully booked.
Shame really!

CW
ClaireW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have wanted to dine at the Ivy for a long time and managed to get a reservation on the 22/10/21 as we went in we were not disappointed the decor was amazing and the staff very attentive.. however I found the music very loud and not in keeping with the ambience of the restaurant and we struggled to talk within our group.. i appreciate it was a Friday Evening but I just found it a bit to much..
The food was lovely however my daughter did have to send her mains back as it didn’t look cooked thru.. the staff were very obliging and rectified it straight away… overall a pleasant evening.

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PennyR
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Initially we were upstairs and asked to be moved to downstairs as the music was like a disco !
This was done with no trouble at all and we had a much nicer seat .
Food is lovely though really should come with sides , shouldn’t have to pay for extras such as veg or chips.
Quality of the food was incredible and our waitress was superb! Wine is overpriced but the cheapest bottle of £23 white was fine (we had two)

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SarahA
South Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve been to the Ivy twice and being a vegetarian I feel there’s not much variety with the options. Butternut squash was the option on both occasions, butternut squash curry and butternut squash risotto. Both very tasty but samey.

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vipRachStood
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My friend and I had a boozey Friday lunch which was great! Lovely food, friendly and attentive service (we were late being seated for our table but didn’t mind as happy enjoying pre dinner drinks at the bar). Excellent atmosphere with DJ playing as the evening progressed which created a relaxed, fun vibe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at the Ivy made my friends 40th birthday celebration lunch so special. We all enjoyed beautiful meals all washed down with delicious cocktails and wine.

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AngelaW
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place to eat, with fantastic food and first class service

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DianeE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Superb food and service. Looking forward to visiting again soon. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met up with friends who had never been to the Ivy Cardiff, before and who were very impressed. I have been quite a few times and always found that whatever I chose from the menu I could rely on it being very tasty and enjoyable.

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JONATHANR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly cooked steak and great wine. A little on the pricy side but defo worth a treat now and again. Will defo return

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Sandrar
South Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

More vegan options would be helpful as i struggled to find a decent meal, in the end I had to settle for a vegetarian dish instead.

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LouiseW
South Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food really tasty, loved the decor

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was mediocre given the fact that the initial server changed from one boy to another girl very quickly. This girl (dressed in all black) had a strong handle on our table and understood what we needed. She was very good (which we relayed to her at the end of our meal). But she was quickly moved and after that we had 4 other people serving us. I was asked 4 times during my
Meal if ‘everything was ok.’ I was asked 3 times if I wanted drinks and then asked 4 times if I wanted desert. Each of these times were by a different server. Then ‘Sam,’ came over to our table a further 3 times to ask the same questions. She loudly announced that it was reported my wife had an allergy and did we want any of the food taken off our ordered dishes. We couldn’t relax and felt we were being watched. I totally understand the need to check an allergy but the way Sam acted was quite overbearing and annoying. I’m sure she meant well, but it was such a shame that there was no order to the servers, everyone tried too hard and got it wrong. I hate to write negative feedback because we were given a voucher as a very special gift and the Ivy kindly extended it for us. (They didn’t have to and it was greatly appreciated.) it could’ve been so different.

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Cher
South Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food very well presented and tasted gorgeous. Our waiter, Owen, gave exceptional service.

KH
KathrynH
South Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic place, excellent service food very good but limited choice of vegetarian food on my ch menu

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Julia
South Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food . Staff were extremely helpful and an absolute delight.
Will definitely be back visiting sometime soon.

AJ
AlisonJ
West Wales
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding really enjoyed my afternoon, highly recommended

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Kate
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The welcome echoed the staff behaviour overall: attentive, helpful and charming. The menu catered for all taste and pocket and was served hot and without undue delay.
The environment was pleasantly different and, mercifully, I did not notice any intrusive music being played.
As to what could be done to improve the dining experience, the only discordant note was the unavailability of a gluten free menu despite this being stated on the menu card as available on request.

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NicolaR
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Ivy for my friend and I and we were not disappointed. We loved everything and have already planned our next visit. The service was amazing and made the visit so special.

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MichaelG
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always.

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Susiebear
South Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to the Ivy. This time for my husband's birthday. Staff really helpful and friendly. Food amazing as always. Try the wild mushrooms with truffle shavings!!! lovely touch of a profiterole with a candle! We were originally being seated at the counter but when I asked if we could be seated as my husband has a disability they were more than accommodating. please keep up the good work. Would highly Recommend.

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RaeP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first time at the Cardiff Ivy-we have eaten at the Richmond Ivy on several occasions.
We had a lovely time -the staff were friendly and welcoming and our lovely (Romanian ) waitress was superb -ensuring we had everything we wanted.

Menu was interesting and all 4 of us felt our meal was delicious,

Ambience warm and lively but not too loud or boisterous. Altogether a good experience and we will be back next time we visit Cardiff.

KL
KayleighL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food atmosphere and staff. Went out for a birthday and would highly recommend

MP
MichelleP
South Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a set 3 course meal as booked a table 530pm . Set meal was until maybe 6/630pm.

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DaiW
South Wales
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. We had a good size table and were very comfortable within teh venue.

JH
JanetH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. The waitress we had ensured that we had everything we wanted. Apple flambé dessert was delicious!

MH
MamguHelen
South Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were made to feel welcome from the door to our table. The waitresses were really lovely, patient and attentive. My first visit, looking forward to many more meals at the Ivy!

PM
PenelopeM
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our lunch was a wonderful buzzy occasion. Very good value set menu, changed regularly.

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Syd19
South Wales
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value food and interesting not overpriced wine list

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CarolineR
South Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening for our daughters birthday. 5 in our group all commented how good the food and service was in each case . Varied Menu meant we were all Spoilt for choice. A great experience and looking forward to return.

JM
JuliaM
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks are a little expensive but everything else is excellent

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BexH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely welcome when we arrived and lovely service throughout the whole dinning experience. We all ordered from the set menu and all our guests enjoyed each course they had so well worth checking the set menu. We did have a disabled guest who has one suggestion to have automatic doors on the disabled toilet and the lift as they had difficulties with accessibility in their wheelchair. We would recommend The Ivy and we will come again in the future for a special occasion.

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StuM
South Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lovely lovely

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RebeccaA
South Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food was delicious- already booked to go back

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Sian
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat upstairs, lovely spot. Perfect for a special occasion.

SJ
SamJ
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to go to The Ivy. Opted for breakfast - absolutelybeautiful. Staff were fantastic and the surroundings speak doe themselves.

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MKPhillips
South Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only feedback i have is when you order. You dont have time to drink your drink. I felt my food arrived as soon as i sat down.

Overall very nice. Very impressed. And the waitress was amazing and very professional. Me and my friend will be going there again

FAQs

The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.6 stars by 6177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.